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    Hidden fields in the form are shown when editing the submission using the Edit Link

    Asked by MtCoolumVets on January 30, 2016 at 09:30 PM

    I've put an EditLink into my forms confirmation of submission email.

     

    It works OK, in that when I click on the link in an email, it brings back the form with supplied information filled in.

     

    I have a couple of problems with it

     

    1. I have hidden fields in my form. When using the link, the hidden fields are shown. How do I keep them hidden?

     

    2. I only receive the original confirmation email. If I use the link to go back to the form, and change details, the changes take effect OK, but a new confirmation email is not sent.

     

    Is there any way my users can delete their submissions - ie use the link to go back to the form, and click on some sort of DELETE function which would totally remove the original submission.

     

    Thanks, Dain Stone / Mt Coolum Vets.

     

     

    Page URL:
    https://www.jotform.com//?formID=60297606705863

    change details edit link edit submissions
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    Answered by MtCoolumVets on January 31, 2016 at 02:32 AM

    Later. I've sorted out question 2 - using notifications rather than auto responder.

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    Answered by Welvin on January 31, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    That's great to know. For the first question, the hidden fields are supposed to be an admin field. They will be visible only when you edit it through the form submissions page. I tried it here and they are not shown:

    Please check again. It should be hidden.

     

    For the third question, I moved it to a new thread. Please check it here: https://www.jotform.com/answers/761077

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    Answered by MtCoolumVets on February 01, 2016 at 01:42 AM

    OK, thanks, I've worked it out. If I'm logged into Jotform when I click on the Edit_Link in the email, I see all the hidden fields (because I am the form administrator).

     

    If I'm not logged into JotForm,  I don't see the hidden fields.

     

    So it's all good.

     

    Thanks, Dain

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by beril on February 01, 2016 at 04:13 AM

    On behalf of my colleague, you are kindly welcome.

    If I'm not logged into JotForm, I don't see the hidden fields.

    Yes, that is correct. User cannot see the hidden fields on their notifications.

    If you have any question or issues, please do not hesitate contacting us. We will be glad to assist you.